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Andrew Pimlott burns death prompts IPCC Taser inquiry

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  • April 27, 2013
The police watchdog is investigating whether a Taser electric stun gun ignited a flammable liquid which caused a man to be fatally burned. Andrew Pimlott, 32, died five days after the liquid he was covered in caught fire after officers were called to...

Woman on hen party dies as 20 injured in crash on M62

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  • April 27, 2013
A woman travelling to a hen party has died and 20 people injured in a crash on the westbound carriageway of the M62 in West Yorkshire. A major incident was declared after the collision between a lorry and a minibus near junction 32 at 11:30 BST. York...

Fire at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

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  • April 27, 2013
A section of roof at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has been destroyed by fire. Flames and smoke were seen coming from the roof at the rear and up to 300 staff and 100 visitors were evacuated from the building. More than 30 firefighters...

Cleveland Fire Brigade counts cost of holiday arson

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  • April 27, 2013
The cost of dealing with arson attacks on Teesside over the Easter holiday period amounted to almost £550,000, the brigade has said. Between 8 March and 14 April, crews attended 279 deliberate small fires, the large majority on grassland. Most were ...

Dhaka building collapse: 'Large group' found alive

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  • April 27, 2013
Bangladeshi rescue workers say a large group of people has been found alive inside a garment factory on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka. Rescuers had dug tunnels and located as many as 50 people trapped at various places on the third floor of the...

West Sussex fire alert leads to train passenger delays

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  • April 27, 2013
Rail passengers have been facing delays after a fire alarm led to the evacuation of a railway signal centre. Emergency services cleared Three Bridges station in Crawley, West Sussex, after fire alarms were sounded on Friday morning. Southern services...

Man and woman rescued from Newmains flat fire

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  • April 27, 2013
Two people have been rescued from a block of flats in North Lanarkshire after a fire broke out in the bin shed. Emergency services were called to Kildonan Court, in Newmains, shortly after 01:30 on Friday, following reports of smoke in the common clo...

Dhaka building collapse: Fears for hundreds still missing

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  • April 27, 2013
Hundreds of people are still missing after Wednesday's collapse of a building in Bangladesh which killed over 300 people, local officials say. More than 40 people have been rescued since Thursday from the Rana Plaza building near Dhaka, which housed ...

Blaze kills 38 at psychiatric hospital near Moscow

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  • April 27, 2013
A blaze has engulfed a wing of a psychiatric hospital in a village near Moscow, killing 38 people, with just three survivors, officials say. Fire broke out in Hospital No 14 in Ramenskiy shortly after 02:00 (22:00 GMT Thursday), when most of the vict...

HMS Torbay nuclear submarine evacuated

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  • April 27, 2013
A nuclear submarine in Devonport dockyard had to be evacuated after a fire broke out while maintenance work was being carried out. About 55 people had to leave when the fire broke out as welding was being done on the outside of the Trafalgar class su...

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